Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 27, 1898 · Page 20
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 20

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, May 27, 1898
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X>AILY PHAROS FRIDAY. MAT 27, 1898. »«jr J. F. WEIHJJH . JOHN W. BABKM. l*Btat*lM A Baraec,. BttTORB >»!> PKOPWHTOB8. O* SUBSCRIPTION - DaiJy per ; per year »l the *. the two forming the Semi-Weekly •••tilon, tU» » year, ttrictly In advance. Entered »t the Lo^nTport. fc>d.,pogtoffloe as ircocC claii mall matter, ae provided by law. WITH one fleet destroyed ai,d Another "bottled up," the Spaniards •re In a bad THB Democratic editors of Indiana are holding their mid summer meet- Ing at Lafayette today. Jy Bro. Statesman were permitted to reconstruct the Eleventn congressional district he would likely use some other county than Grant for filling. THE troops now leaving San Francisco for Manila have a long voyage of 7,000 miles before them. It will require fully three weeks to reach Manila. __ STEELE'S majoilty in this district ID I89b was 4,269. He then had a united party back of him. Now there Is division in nearly every county in the district. THEKE is a prospect that the Indiana boys may shortly be landed on Cuban soil. It is believed that an invading army of no mean proportions will be sent to Cuba before many days. MES. KEEPER'S LETTER About Change of Life. "I suffered for eight years and could find no permanent relief until one year ago. My trouble -was Change of Life. I tried Lydia E. Pinkhauvs Vegetable Compound, and relief came almost immediately. I have taken two bottles of the Vegetable Compound, three boxes of Pills and have also used the Sanative Wash, and must I say, I have r never had .4 anything help so much; I have better health than I ever had in my life. I feel like a new person, perfectly strong. I give the Compound all the credit. I have recommended it to several of my friends who are using it with like results. It has cured me of several female diseases. I would not do without Mrs. Pinkham's remedies for anything. There is no need of so much female suffering. Her remedies are a sure cure."—MBS. ELLA Knightstown. Henry Co., MAJOK STEELE has gone back to Washington wearing & smile, figuratively speaking, as wide as the Atlantic. In the meantime those whose rights were trampled under foot begin to show signs of life, and Steele will yet live to regret that he treated so many people with scant courtesy. Party ties are rather loose just now, snd there would have been no war In Cuba If the Cubans bad been treated respectfully. We D»n't Want to Keep the Philippines. That untiring champion of Free Cuba, Senator John T. Morgan, of Alabama, has given it as his opinion that trie tiue course for the United States to pursue Is to occupy and hold Manila and Luzon island till the close of the war, governing the country by military regulations in the «»me way as was done by the Amer lean armies during the occupancy of California and other portions of Mexican icaritory In ihe war of 1846-48. He does not 'favor the ultimate annexation of the Philippine islands with their semi-barbarous pnpula tion, but he thinks that the city of Manila thould - be - permanently held as a coaling station, and that with whatever government the United States may allow to be organized in those islands at the clo§e of the war, there should be an agreement made to recognize and defend the American occupancy of Manila. Senator Morgan is also de- •irous to see the Caroline islands, recently acquired by Spain wrested from her possession. This, he eaye, could be easily done. The effect of this step with the certain loss of Puerto Rico and Cuba would be to leave open only the Canary Islands itnd some quite unimportant Islands in the Mediterranean sea at the close of the war. Chauncey M, Depew is practically in full harmony with Senator Morgan as to the advisability of getting rid of the Philippine islands. AHXOCSCESLEXTS. FOR JOINT REPRJIBFJIIATIVi:. Ambrose O'Brien, of Fulton county, -will be » candidate for joint representative of the counties t.f Caes and Fulton, subject to the decision of the. Democratic nominating conven tion, To voters:—1 will be a candidate for Joint Jftepre»entatlve of Case and Fulton counties. ubjeotto the decision of delegate*, and I e»rne*Uv solicittne support of Democrats.— Arthur Metzler, Fulton county. The name Of O A. Davis, of Hochester, will he presented at a candidate for Joint Representative of Ca&s and Fulton counties, subject to the decision of the Democratic nominating convention. Before the proclamation calling for '120,000 volunteers was issued President McKinley had received offers of military service from more than 600,000 men. This on omr side. Spain on ber side has fairly drafted ber graveyards to get a tow more soldiers. MODERN WOODMEN. Many Picnirs Arranged For the Summer Season—Cacup Chips. Never in the history of the order were SO many picnics planned as are arranged for the coming summer of 1S98. The music of Woodcraft will resound throughout the entire jurisdiction and Woodmen will keep step to Its music, following its bright banners and wearing Its badges. State Deputy Zink has a hard time in Pennsylvania, but he is gaining ground all the tiaa. The Boyal Neighbors bad at the close of business, March 31, 13,960 beneficiary members, a net gain duriug March of 938. Kansas City camp 2002 is the banner oarnp of the society- The camp has kept growing right along since winning the banner and now has over 1,200 members in good standing. There is a great boom on in the order in Missouri. State Deputy Dawson will have a meeting of his deputies in Minnesota during the week ending June 25, and Head Consul Northcott will be in attendance and will also speak at four or five picnics in that state during that week and the one following. UNITED WORKMEN. The Teachings of the Order Are Elevating:. Workshop Gleaning*. It is not the aim of the lodge to fit its members for a better life hereafter, but for a nobler life on earth. No one who is thoroughly imbued with the principles and teachings of fraternal societies will fail to be ennobled thereby and learn to love his neighbor as he loves himself.— Wisconsin Workman. • The supreme representatives of California were instructed by the grand lodge to use their efforts at the coming session of the suprenie lodge to have a new law framed permitting members without relatives to bsve their endowment paid to a fund for a widows and orphans' home. There are eight lodges of the order in Detroit and they are all prosperous. The Ano'ient Order of United Workmen ii a friend of widows and orphans. The per capita tax for the year 1898 was fixed by the grand lodge of Michigan at its recent session at $1.50, 75 cents payable semiannually. The increase was for the purpose of putting additional deputies in the field and building up the order. Illinois Epwortli Le:ig^>c. Bloominpton, Ills., May 27.—Registra- ion at the Epworth League state contention, which closed yesterday, reached probably 1,400. It was'one of the largest ind most successful state conventions n the league's history. Ezra D. Dun- mm, of Onarga, was elected state prea- dent. ___ ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. The Montello (Wis.) Granite company has incorporated with a capital stock of $100,000. Louis Tocpel, one of Ashland's (Wis.) adiris business men. is dead, leaving a wife and five children. Captain Sigsbee's bicycle, which went down with the.Maine, has been fished up and is on exhibition at Chicago. Communication between Santiago and Jamaica is still open. The wire cut by the St. Louis was an abandoned cable. Jonathan Butterfleld, of Chicago, who went to Denver recently on account of ill health, is dead. He was S3 years • It is possible to regard any sort merchandise on the sea as goods con- trftband of war except perhaps Jews- harps and French bonnets. The Spanish warory, "Down with 4he American pigs!" The American •w««ry,."KeDoeniber the Maine!" • The running expense* of one of our big battleships amount to as much as $1,500 » day. TiM great fight-off Manilla adds oce more to tfce world's historic Sunday tattle*. It i* better to be th* humblest worm •hat crawls than a self satisfied fool Governor Tanner has commuted the sentence of the Meadowcroft brothers, ex-bankers of Chicago, who were convicted of embezzlement. John Anderson, in the West Superior, Wis.. lock-up on a charge of drunkenness, attempted suicide by hanging him- ing with his suspenders. The most important action of the session of the Iowa bankers was the adoption of a resolution indorsing the currency bill now before congress. Robert E. Lambe. ex-mayor of Carlyle. Ills., has been arrested a.t Denver for' alleged embezzlement of JSO.OOO, while acting as administrator. Preparations are making at Camp Alger for a review of the Second army corps by President McKinley. Secretary Alger and other officials tomorrow. The expenses of the several Wisconsin state institutions under the jurisdiction of the state board of control, as audited by the board last month, aggregated J65.56S.79. The regular army is made up of 25 per cent, of foreigners, while in the navy 52 per cent, of the petty officers and 42 per cent, of the seamen are foreign born. Another book on the financial que«- tlon has teen issued from the press, the author being: Senator Stewart, of Nevada, who has chosen for its titl« "Analysis of the Functions of Money." The residence of A, Richter was destroyed by flre. Two children, a boy a$td 9 years and a girl aged 11, were burned to a crisp, and two others; agea. 4 and 6. 'a girl and si boy,' were so badly burned that tnty -cannot Uv«. BE A MAN AMONG MEN * VETERAN'S PLAIN TALK TO NEW VOLUNTEER OFFICERS. At the Front the Cut of the B*»rd and U» Fit of » Coat Do Not Count—An Officer Should H»TC » Fellow Fe*lin K Foi tne Soldien. 'CGDyright, 1S98. by American Press Asso' ciation. Book rights reserved.] ITFALLS are so numerous in the pathway of a vol- n n t e e r officer that there is no cause for •wonder that so many good fellows go down. The very first test comes upon a, man's personality. Time changes all things, and what goes in the militia armory won't go at the state rendezvous, and what goes in the rendezvous' won't pass in the army camp. Last of all comes the field, where the first three stages give way for the supreme test. In the militia soldiers wish to have the captain look soldierly from the "bandbox'" point of view. He must be well' dressed and well groomed for the ordeal of parade. Women and schoolboys are his judges, and their comments after the parade is over will count more for or against the re- specc of the men than all his knowledge of the art of war or the genuine soldier mettle of his make up. This phase of personal looks holds sway to the end, but the details are radically changed when the troops reach the front. There it is the face that looks the soldier, not the uniform and equipments. Generals in command of armies on a hard campaign wear slouch hats and go with one trouser leg stuck in the boot top, while the other falls half way below the knee. Their personality shows 'in what the army is doing tinder their management Company officers may be equally lax in dress when there is occasion, when' the work in hand is snch that petty thoughts have no place, but. captains and colonels live among; the men and in the off hours of fighting should have a distinct air suited to their position and to the occasion. The air befitting a real officer cannot be assumed like a roie in a drama. It is idle to bring up the old adage and say that officers are born, not made. An officer is only a man among men. But men's destinies vary, and an officer should be a superior man in the crises where manhood is put to the highest test. To put on an air of superiority is silly anywhere, and above all places in the army. Soldiers can spot a preUihder as quickly as the gods of the gallery can size up a "guy" on the stage, and they are just as merciless in showing their estimate of him. Right in the militia stage, in the 'A B C of soldiering, an officer may be-gin to develop the quality that will carry him through all later stages. He must cultivate a fellow feeling toward the men. This should not be done by catering to their coarser instincts-r- what is called currying favor—as politicians do. The man who cannot ke«p his ranks full without-lowering himself and the service in that fashion has mistaken his calling. Such methods will react with a vengeance once the line is called out for the real work of soldiering. An officer should display fellow feeling in a humane and neighborly way and regard and care for the welfare of the men in civil life, their health and comfort when on duty, their success In the military duties assigned them. He should be at once a mentor and a friend, taking delight in the .welfare of thosn brought under his tutelage. Necessary discipline should not be felt as a yoke, but' yielded to as a course of training. The "lips that; tell a man be must not fail to attend drill at the armory will some day assign that same man to duty in the face of death. The command in both cases may or may not be formal in words, but in tone should appeal solely to the esprit du corps of the soldier. la a baseball nine every player wants his nine to win. In a company of soldiers the same spirit should prevail. The sol - dier merges his own personality iuto that of the company, and the captain must do the same. He is part of it and not lord over it. The man or officer who cannot sink himself for the good of the company has no business in it. The weeding out process should begin at the armory and be -kept up through all stages, even at the very front. Is ot over one man xn five of proper age and inches is fit for a soldier in a volunteei armv, and the sooner a company officer acts on the principle that it is soldiei blood, not numbers, that counts, the be5- ter. Poor timber must be cast asido. An officer cannot te a good officer to men he does not like. He must like all who are good soldiers and must not like anv who are bad soldiers, and should keep the line sharply drawn all through. be a good investment, but a pampering luxury -will simply create a demand for more. While a captain's pay is not too high it is ten times that of a private soldier; . , There is a notion abroad that social class distinctions are and must be sharply drawn between officers and men. This is true and it is not true- The idea spreads from the military school and the regular army. It has no place in the volunteer service. Men should see that difference in rank is a necessity of the service and not a social distinction. They will respect the office if it is well filled regardless of the social status of the incumbent. But woe to the upstart who tries to cover up a shady past bv putting on official airs! He will end by being hooted out of camp. The "cat call" is a ready and all powerful defense against snobs in the army. And as for tyrants who attempt to force discipline upon the necks of volunteers- well, bullets can fly from the rear as well as from the front in battle. IQ great volunteer armies there are thousands of captains and hundreds of colonels who come home with the same rank they began with. To outsiders this seems a blot on their ability. It is an evidence of their high sense of honor and duty. "I will not leave my men," is the reply of these high minded officers when higher rank may be had for the taking. Sometimes the force of the compliment is turned upon the men. "I have a good regiment (or a good company) and will let well enough alone by sticking to it." Conduct so noble does not go unrewarded of the ranks. They back an officer of that stamp to the last drop of blood. At the front the instincts for fatherly headship have full play. In the tribal formation there is the word headman for chief, and the word for captain in the language of the greatest military nation on earth, the German, means the same thing. The captain is simply the headman of 100. He stands between them and the bureau next above, which feeds and clothes and pays and eways the destinies of all. If a man is killed or injured or taken sick, he no longer counts as a duty soldier, but must not therefore be forgotten. As a fellow being his case is to be treated extra officially. The sick and wounded must be visited in the hospital, even if the head man loses his rest for the purpose. The poor sufferer has risked all for the good of the company, and shame to the company if its chief representative fails to console him in his hour of trouble. The true soldier hates the hospital, hates to be shorn of his strength and no medicine is equal to the handshake of a captain still with the fighting line and the cheery prophecy, "You'll sooa be all right again, my boy." The good captain will not forget that there is a mother or wife or sweetheart somewhere waiting for news of the fate of every boy in his family and if the worst should hagppen he will see .to it that the last rites are attended to and friends told of it, that all the legal papers pertaining to the soldier are filed, so that his record may be traced from the moment of volunteering at his country's call to that of his martyrdom for the-flag. ..--.• A man who shirks the petty, routine and details of official headquarters is not the one for captain- He need not attend to all the details himself, but he must see that the coin- "PERFECT SMOKE ASK YOUR DEALER FOR IT CAN COMPARE WITH IT IN GENERAL EXCO.LENCE INDIANAPOLIS SOULWSTMWTERS i 1/irrCD A. KltrEK We are shewing the lirgeit line of Sideboards and Extension Tables to the city at very low prices. We have just received a car loafl> of Bedroom Sulta, which we are selling at the lowest possible prices, consistent with good, Honest workmanship. See the all-wire Hammocks, which, we are selling at very low prices. ASH & 425 and 427 Market Our Big Stock of fresh, stylish wallpaper offers you rare opportunities for economy and satisfaction. We have many grades and many prices. The paper that exactly fits your needs is sure to to be here, and very likely it will coet you but a fraction of the price you expected to p<iy- Logansport Wall Paper Company * "" Commencing May 1st, and continuing until Oct. 1st., 1898 th«* Bummer rate on Kesidence Heaters and grates is ae follows: $1.88 Heaters 5<>c per month 2.25 " • 7sc;" ;; Grates and open front stoves 750. " . Special Rates on Furnaces and Business Heaters upon application. All bills are due and payable at the Company's office _ between, the 1st and 10th, of each month. Logansport and Valley Gas ft. Looting after the material and minor needs of the soldier is every vrhit as important as fighting. This is done' by the captain for th» company, which is the tuiit of the regiment, and by the colonel for the regi aient, which is the unit for the army. The company is a family, the regiment a tribe. The captain is the father of the one and the colonel the patriarch of the other. It is not enough that, supplies of clothing, food and equipments are form- allv delivered at headquarters for.dis- tribnrion in routine fashion. The commanding officer must see thaVthe quality is good .-.and that every man gets what belongs .to him. and whai is suited lO him. • . _; It often happens that a commanding officer by laying out a smalt enm from lug own pocket can supply the _ men with.a comfort beyond their reach jn- If it is » necessity, "I'LL NOT LEAVE MY MEN." pany clerk does his duty with all the precision and devotion exacted of the fighting soldiers. Neither is the captain to take up the role of nurse, but it rests with him to keep up the morale of his company, an integral part of the army, and the srimulating power of his personal word and presence is not to be put forth anywhere by a substitute. T-n brief, while a captain really counts as one in a fight he may count as a legion if his men are bound to him like the limbs to the body, the arteries to the heart, the wheels to the engine, subordinate yet responsive. KlLKKK. Mailhol's Joke*. Tne French musician, MailhoL, who has just died at Toulouse, was fond of practical jokes. Some years ago he composed a march which he considered the proper thing to be played at duels, and he sought in vain an opportunity of having it performed. Finally he stirred up a quarrel between two singers and succeeded in getting a. duel arranged. Hardly had the two adversaries crossed swords when to their intense astonishment they heard a concealed orchestra strike up Mailhol's march. Eealizing that they were the victims of the facetious composer, but t>eing Gascons themselves and consequently fond of a joke, the two duelists laughed, began to fence in. time Co the music, and naturally the whol* affair finished in a good tempered way. >»• »«•«• (tost tine to Mackinac NKW STEEL PASSENGER STEAMERS, SPEED, COMFORT AND SAFETY To Detroit yt Fenr Trip* pei Toledo, Detroit and Mackinac PITOSKI, "TWE soo."«AW)frrt z 150 DITI.L'TH- LOW BITES l« Flrtarr^»« m»«kl«ir «•"! •• - 1,udB*rlh». ipprei- Th* ttrMtod P»rfte- tlon y«t »tt«ln«« In ntnt, Arilttle Fiir- nt*Htn|.D«c*ritl*n it Georgian Bay, Pctoskey, Chicago . P^on^. of «0 n.fl». of «l^ «ri«T-«(&,««.* 58?? DETRMANDOEVCLAND Cleveland, -- -- -Put -Tn- Bay and Toledo. Connection. M. m»4. « •Hi tr«- D, Bend 2C. for nlustrated PampWet A. A. »CH*«TZ Addres* OBTHOIT, MICM. Detroit in JSfSH W ^5H. Dr.lptial's Pennyroyal PUIs .. —. i__ »••_ "~ •*-*- m For Sale by Ben Fisher.

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